Maheshwari takes¬†over from Roshini Bakshi. He will continue to oversee¬†Corporate Strategy and Business Development¬†for¬†the Company in¬†India
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | June 4, 2014
The Walt Disney Company in India announced the appointment of Abhishek Maheshwari¬†as¬†Vice President¬†and Head, Disney Consumer Products. Maheshwari takes¬†over from Roshini Bakshi who has resigned from the Company to pursue other interests.
In addition to¬†focusing¬†his energies on leading¬†Disney‚Äôs¬†Consumer Products business, Maheshwari will continue to oversee¬†Corporate Strategy and Business Development¬†for¬†the Company in¬†India.
‚ÄúAbhishek has¬†been a key member of¬†our management team since¬†2012. ¬†Over this time, he has worked closely on the integration of¬†Disney and UTV, on identifying¬†local¬†growth initiatives for the Company and on formulating our long-term strategy in India,‚ÄĚ said¬†Siddharth Roy¬†Kapur, Managing Director,¬†The¬†Walt Disney Company India.¬†‚ÄúAbhishek¬†brings to this role a deep understanding of our businesses¬†along with¬†a diverse set of¬†leadership¬†skills,¬†and¬†he¬†is well placed to help us continue to¬†grow our¬†consumer products business¬†in¬†India.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúPowered by the world‚Äôs biggest storytelling franchises, a rich slate of local content development¬†and strong licensing partnerships,¬†Disney has a wonderful opportunity to connect with audiences across the country in a deeper way than ever before,‚ÄĚ said¬†Maheshwari. ‚ÄúI am delighted to¬†have this¬†opportunity¬†to¬†help¬†deliver Disney‚Äôs unique magic to Indian families.‚ÄĚ
Before joining Disney,¬†Maheshwari¬†worked in various management roles for Kubera and prior to that with McKinsey & Company at their Mumbai and Stamford, Connecticut offices. Abhishek received a¬†Master of Business Administration (MBA)¬†with distinction from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of¬†Science (BS)¬†in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
‚ÄúFor nine years Roshini demonstrated the highest levels of commitment and dedication and leaves the business in a solid position for future growth,‚ÄĚ said Roy Kapur. ‚ÄúWe are extremely thankful for¬†her contribution and wish her every success in the future.